longitudinal ligament

lon·gi·tu·di·nal lig·a·ment

(lon'ji-tū'di-năl lig'ă-mĕnt)
One of two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column: the anterior longitudinal ligament and the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Synonym(s): ligamentum longitudinale [TA] .
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Myelopathy is either caused by developmental canal stenosis or occurs as result of opacification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), central disc herniation, osteophytes and listhesis3 (figure 1).
Sacral colpopexy, a surgical treatment for middle compartment defects, connects the uterus or the top of the vagina with the sacral anterior longitudinal ligament by bridging grafts.
1) The hemorrhage is typically bounded by the tectorial membrane, the cephalad continuation of the posterior longitudinal ligament, and is constrained by the ligamentous attachment at the posterior C2 vertebral body from any inferior extension.
Casper Vetebral Body Dissector For Loosing The Posterior Longitudinal Ligament And Removal Of Disc Fragments And Osteophytes
We encountered a patient with progressing bilateral severe C5 palsy following posterior decompression and fusion for cervical ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL).
In the anatomical three-column model described by Denis (5), the anterior column includes the anterior longitudinal ligament and the anterior half of the vertebral body and the annulus fibrosus, the middle column includes the posterior half of the vertebral body and the annulus fibrosus along with the posterior longitudinal ligament, and the posterior column includes the bone and ligamentous structures posterior to the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Furthermore, radiography revealed anterior-posterior longitudinal ligament calcification and scoliosis (Figure 1, 2).
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL; MIM 602475) is an intractable spinal disease.
Four major ligaments of the spine are the anterior longitudinal ligament, the posterior longitudinal ligament, the supraspinous ligament, and the capsular ligaments of the apophyseal/facet joints.
Near the vertebral attachment, the crura are tendinous in structure and merge with the anterior longitudinal ligament.
Pain from a pathologic disc can occur due to the irritation of local structures, such as the annular fibers themselves or the posterior longitudinal ligament.
The herniated disc fragment may migrate ventrally or laterally after penetrating the posterior longitudinal ligament.

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